Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What to do....

A few posts ago
I shared an
old vintage top hat mold
that I had found
at a flea market recently.

Still trying to figure out what to do with it!

A display for my little nest?

My salt and pepper puppies are telling secrets. 

The baby tears plant could sit inside the mold.

It could be a pedestal for my teacup potted African violet?

This is what I intended
to use it for ......  a candle holder,
but I probably need
to get a glass hurricane
for it too.


These little bronze birds could roost here!

What do you think?
What would you put in there?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Working for the Weekend

Spent the entire weekend in the yard
pulling weeds, trimming hedges,
bushes, and trees,
and then raking and cleaning up.

Lots of work.

But........things are blooming!

Found this sweet crock drink dispenser and stand at a flea market.

For years I have put water
in this iron bird bath ....
but the birds never used it.
The water gets too hot!
What was I thinking when I bought it?

  (I decided to plant it with flowers last week.)

This mulberry tree branch is about to snap, right?!!!

The baby wrens
left their little house this week.
Let me tell you.... they had gotten soooo noisey!

What did you do this weekend?
(I hope it was something fun!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Why can't peonies bloom all summer?

Don't you love the look and the smell of a peony?


My sweet mother-in-law gave me this gorgeous
Italian bowl with white doves perched on the rim.
It's larger than it looks... and the birds
are practically life-sized.
One of my favorite things for sure!

A pretty pairing.

What is the nicest thing your
mother or mother-in-law
has ever given you?

Sunday, June 12, 2011


It's finally starting to feel and look like summer!

We've had such an unseasonably cold spring,
so many of our perennials and annuals
are not nearly as far along 
as they normally are in the gardens.

The previous owners had 
 beautiful hot pink carpet roses 
added to the landscaping around the yard, 
so each year we plant annuals in pinks
and purples to coordinate with the roses.

The yard looks so much better 
when they are blooming,

but that will have to wait 
for another post in July!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wish you could sit and have some pink lemonade
with me on the patio. 

What colors are the flowers growing
in your garden this summer?